ARTavenue is a celebration of art and architecture presented by Wolford Built Homes and Scott F. Nussbaum Antiques, benefiting Kosair Children's Hospital.
About ARTavenue 2010,
Obsession With Art…”
ARTavenue connects local Art and Architecture with the community, allowing visitors to view original art and luxurious homes in the Louisville area, benefiting Kosair Children’s Hospital. Our 2010 event features for sale items from the private collection of Jay Spectre,
one of most notorious
designers of all time.
The personal home of builder, Ron Wolford will be transformed into an exhibition venue featuring this collection which includes the works of over 40 local artists, internationally renowned artists such as Tip Saunders, Apel and Picasso, world class antiques, and collectibles. An Opening Reception will kick off the event on Thursday, June 17, 2010 with live music, internationally themed food and signature cocktails. The show will continue on Sundays from noon-5 throughout the summer.
ARTavenue was conceived at the beginning of the economic
down turn, two years ago.
Martha Wolford, artist and
husband, Ron Wolford, builder decided to put the slow moving homes to good use for a great community cause. The idea was to promite local artists- showcasing the art in Ron's spectacular homes while raising funds for Kosair Children's Hospital.
25% of the sale of each piece of art is donated to Kosair while the artist is paid 75% of the proceeds
from each sale.
The first ARTavenue took place in June of 2009 at 7806 Farm Spring Road in the Spring Farm Place neighborhood, now the home of art collectors Chuck and Tami Cassis. Personal tours of art collectors Ardi and Dick Wilson's home were offered to special ticketed
The second ARTavenue, "OFF THE WALL" focused on sculpture and three dimensional objects in the home of Penny Love in the luxurious Harrod's Glen neighborhood.
All of the homes are located in Canfield Developments, in Prospect.
About Kosair Children's Hospital:
Kosair Children's Hospital is Kentucky's only full-service, free-standing pediatric care facility dedicated exclusively to caring for children.
About Ron Wolford and Wolford Built Homes:
Ron Wolford is Louisville's premiere luxury home builder and has been creating the finest in residential architecture for over 30 years.
Obsession With Art"
June 17 - August 29
Prospect, Ky 40059
About Scott F. Nussbaum
Antiques and Fine Art:
Scott F. Nussbaum is a nationally known Antiquarian, Certified Appraiser and Gemologist.
"Louisville's Foremost Resource
for Antiques, Fine Art and
2039 Frankfort Ave
About Jay Spectre
"One of the World's 20 Greatest Designers of all time".
Architectural Digest, January 2010
Jay Spectre's design career began when he joined the staff of Hubbuch, a store in his hometown of Louisville, KY. In 1968, he moved to New York to form his own design firm and has since received much recognition for his work. Spectre is the only designer represented in the permanent collection of the New York State Museum. He was named one of the top eight Designers of America by the Smithsonian Institution as part of their "Giants of Design 1979" exhibition. The Chicago Merchandise Mart awarded him the Residential Design Excellence Award in 1982 and their Dean of Design award in 1983.
Jay Spectre's work has been published in Interior Design, Architectural Digest and Abitare. Projects include a print collection for American Textiles, the design of tabletop items for Sasaki and a line of lamps for George W. Hansen, Inc.